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virus after a bone marrow transplant happened a decade ago to Timothy
Brown, known as the “Berlin patient”, who is still free of the virus.
“The breakthrough suggests the first case was not a one-off and could pave the way
for future treatments,” Nature said in a release on its website.
Gupta described his patient as “functionally cured” and “in remission”.
But he cautioned, “It’s too early to say he’s cured,” according to a Reuters report.
The procedure is expensive, complex and risky, and will not be a common method
to cure all patients with HIV, the report said.
The number of people living with HIV in the world is estimated at 37 million,
according to the Joint United Nations Progr
amme on HIV/AIDS. In China, the number of people living with HIV was
estimated at 1.25 million as of the end of las
t year, and the number of new cases is
around 80,000 a year, according to the National Health Commission.
Although it is generally thought that HIV/AIDS cannot be cured, many patient
s with the virus can live a mostly normal
life with anti-viral treatment that keeps the virus at a low level.
entire life story of fighting and surviving, of cheating personal and professional ruin over and over, has delivered him to his greatest battle yet — the one to save his presidency.
Trump is facing down a swarm of investigations from multiple congression
al committees, a special counsel, state and federal prosecutors, and private litigants. His entire life is under scrutiny.
But the fight back has begun.
If there is any President who could bear such strain, who would perhaps relish the struggle,
prosper amid its cacophony and be willing to cross all sorts of conventional lines to stay alive, it would surely be Trump.
As a youth at New York Military Academy, the future President learned one thing above all else: “life
is about survival. It’s always about survival,” according to writer Michael D’Antonio in his biography of Trump.
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It’s been Trump’s motto ever since, no matter the collateral damage and the cost of legal battles and reputational hits, personal scandals and bankruptcies.
Now America is about to be dragged along on Trump’s most exist
ential struggle yet. Survival in a personal and political sense now defines his life, with Robert Mueller
‘s report expected to be filed soon and Democrats unfurling an oversight blitz that could lead to impeachment.
When House Democrats on Monday unveiled a mammoth document demand from a list of 81 potential witnesses lin
ked to Trump’s businesses, campaigns, presidency and family, he and aides initially pledged cooperation.
ing act in South Asia in the past year, after easing some regional tensions.
In July 2017, for example, there was a heated month-long territorial standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam, near the borders of India, China and Bhutan.
The two powers nearly came to blows over accusations the Chinese gov
ernment was building a road inside the territory of close Indian ally Bhutan.
Nearby, China also conducted live-fire drills with combat troops.
But a warm, informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Pri
me Minister Narendra Modi in April 2018 helped put relations back on a positive track.
”The common interests of China and India far outweigh
their differences,” state-run newspaper China Daily said in an editorial at the time.
The situation is much clearer for China across the border. Pakistan is a longtime f
riend and trading partner of Beijing, described by Chin
ese diplomats as enjoying an “all-weather friendship” with the country.
Pakistan is also one of the largest buyers of Beijing’s weapons. Between 2008 and
2017, Islamabad purchased more than $6 billion of Chinese arms, according to think tank CSIS.
It hasn’t all been easy sailing, however. Questions have been raised about the
large debts Pakistan has accrued as a result of Chinese government loans and infrastructure.
But Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been determined to keep the special rela
tionship with Beijing strong. “We need to use China as an inspiration to lift our people out of poverty,” he said.
systemic financial risks, are the fundamental tasks of financial work, calling for accelerated construction of the fina
ncial market infrastructure and advanced efforts to nationalize key information infrastructure in the sector.
He also urged solid statistics in the financial sector and improvement in the warning system and rules on information disclosure and management.
Education and supervision of senior officials of financial institutions and regulators sh
ould be enhanced, and more should be done to fight corruption in the financial sector, Xi said.
He called for dynamic supervision of domestic and cross-border capital flow to enable financial watchdogs to fully monitor all flows.
Xi said tasks for the reform and opening-up of the financial sector should be well implem
ented, calling for the preparation and the rolling-out of new reform and opening-up measures based on
the latest development of global economy and finance as well as the strategic needs of China.
Reforms including revamps on market access system and trading regulations should be deepened, and regulators should take a two-pronged appr
oach of enforcing both macro-prudential management and micromanagement of behaviors, he said.
He said those causing major financial risks due to their breaches such as lax regula
tion, cover-ups or decision-making failures must be held accountable and face serious punishment.
Efforts should be made to address the current situation where the costs of legal and
regulatory breaches in the financial sector, especially capital markets, are too low, Xi said.
Xi urged enhancing the global competitiveness of China’s financial sector, elevating the two-way opening-up to a highe
r level and beefing up capabilities of financial management and risk prevention and control amid greater opening-up.